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Risky Business: Repetitive Motion

Risky Business: Repetitive Motion

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Monday, January 30, 2017/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Marshall Atkinson and atkinsonthirt. Full article here.)
Repetitive motion.  That two word phrase defines the decorated apparel industry.
Regardless if you are a screen-printer, embroiderer, or digital print shop, your workers repeat the same task all day.
Yet, most shops don’t spend much time training the staff how to do things properly from an ergonomic point of view.  In any task, there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach the job.  When it comes down to it, our industry is based on the physicality of our workforce.
Even the most automated shops still require people to run the machines.
Pulling squeegees.  Mixing ink.  Hooping garments.  Loading garments on press.  Cutting with scissors.  Counting shirts.  Packing boxes.  Lifting.  Sorting.  Shipping.  Cleaning.  Typing.
You name it, we do it.
Yet, is it done properly?  Have you set your employees up for success to make sure they understand the proper way to stand?  To sit?  How to lift that box?  How posture comes into play?  How to work a full day and not have a sore back or achy feet?

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